Instagramming Ireland – Green Hills, Giant Footsteps, and oh so Much Guinness


Each month on this website I feature a favourite country, city, or region of mine. Alongside this destination of the month comes posts, highlights, and now a quick collection of my Instagram photos from the area. Next up in this social photo sharing series is Instagramming Ireland, a country that I was lucky enough to road trip around not once but twice, leaving me with plenty of amazing photos to share.

My first tour through Ireland took me from Dublin to Derry and Cork to Kerry. On my 8-day road trip around Ireland, I covered a lot. I stopped at a tomb older than the pyramids of Giza in Newgrange, checked out where the Titanic left on its doomed voyage, walked in the footsteps of giants, strolled along the Cliffs of Moher, and made my way around the Ring of Kerry…sort of. All the while sampling Guinness at every stop along the way, including straight from the source.

Yes, it was a busy trip around Ireland where I crammed a lot in…yet it left me wanting more. As noted in previous posts, I hate to backtrack. I would much rather visit somewhere new than exploring a country I have visited further. Ireland, however, I would make an exception. With the help of a ridiculously low airfare ($330 return YVR-DUB…although I missed the flight! More on that later), I did just that. Thanks to a heads-up error fare from YVRDeals, I pounced. I made my return this past month and only added to my love of this great country. Along with that second visit came a great road trip with Auto Europe and plenty more Instagramming Ireland shots.

With that in mind here is a recap of my favourite Instagramming Ireland photos. Scroll on. It’s good craic!

Instagramming Ireland

Latest on the blog, my time wandering the peculiar Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. This was a highlight of my road trip around Ireland with @autoeuropecarrentals. Both scientific and mythical explanations are given for how these odd hexagon steps came to be. Read on for which I prefer. --> LINK IN PROFILE <-- ...

Day 118 of #ThisLifeinDrinks - The perfect pour at the @homeofguinness. I even have a certificate to prove it!

Visiting this historic brewery was a fitting end to my tour of Ireland. This country has been incredibly welcoming and had amazing weather to enjoy my road trip through it.
#Ireland, I will be back. Till then, cheers!
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By far my favourite part of the Guinness Storehouse (besides a fresh pint or two in the Gravity Bar) is the fascinating exhibit on their ad campaigns. You know the iconic ones with circus animals stealing a beer and a panicked zoo keeper trying to recover it. Here you will find life like recreations of these characters and the fascinating stories behind them and other Guinness ad campaigns. So very cool. ...

Detour to Skerries. This small seaside town is home to harbour side restaurants, fully restored windmills, and this Martello tower built to protect the island from Napoleon! ...

First stop on this #EuropeRoadTrip with @autoeuropecarrentals Is the amazingly peculiar Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. Giant excluded. ...

Latest on the blog, Ireland and why I can't wait to return. Based on this stroll along the Cliffs of Moher, can you blame me? --> See Link in Profile! <-- ...

I capped of my amazing road trip around Ireland with a breakdown of my 8 day route. Big thanks to @autoeuropecarrentals for getting me from Derry to Kerry in the best way possible.
For all the details click the link in my profile!
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Not sure I could have had a better day for my crossing of the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Northern Ireland. This scenic stop was a part of my 8 Day Road Trip Around Ireland with @autoeuropecarrentals and was a favorite for obvious reasons.
For the full road trip breakdown check out my latest post --> Link in Profile! <--
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Cheers to the @homeofguinness, Europe's top tourist attraction for a tasty reason. ...

Europe's top tourist attraction? This place? Read all about it today --> LINK IN PROFILE <-- ...

Another shot from my epic drive out to the Cliffs of Moher with @autoeuropecarrentals. Couldn't have asked for better weather!
For more pictures check out the latest post at www.thislifeintrips.com!
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Latest on the blog - my incredible stroll along the Cliffs of Moher. This is one of Ireland's most photographed spots for a reason. @cliffsofmoher1


👉🏼 LINK in PROFILE 👈🏼
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Latest post is live! My time experiencing the incredible @titanicbelfast in Northern Ireland thanks in part to @autoeuropecarrentals! This super modern and super interactive museum takes visitors through Belfast's rise to becoming the worlds largest ship builder and shares stories and details of how its most famous creation came to an end. --> LINK IN PROFILE <-- ...

On my recent road trip around Ireland with @autoeuropecarrentals I stumbled on Newgrange, an ancient tomb older than the pyramids! On my blog today you can read all about my mind blowing time walking around this head scratching site. 👉🏼 Link in Profile 👈🏼 ...

Whelp, the clock is ticking on my time in Europe. It's been an incredible few months with tons of highlights. Ireland was one of my favourite stops and can't wait to return. The friendly people, pubs, and scenery like this really blew me away. I was expecting leprechauns, bar fights, and two weeks of fog. What's your favourite country in Europe and why? I will be sharing mine over my final few days here! ...

It feels like home after all the pints enjoyed around #Ireland! - @homeofguinness ...

Turns out Irish horses tell the best jokes. ...

The entrance to Staigue Fort, one of my favorite stops on a road trip around the Ring of Kerry with @autoeuropecarrentals. For complete highlights see my latest post --> Link in Profile! <-- ...

Standing on the walls of Staigue Fort, a round structure some 2,500 years old. This @autoeuropecarrentals road trip keeps getting more interesting. ...

Meanwhile in #Ireland... ...

Day 116 of #ThisLifeinDrinks - Hot Toddies and an Irish jam session. Big thanks to @hobosoundguy for introducing me to this cold killing Irish drink! A couple of these and it's back to the craic! Did I use that right? ...

The Giant's Causeway - so far my favorite stop on my Instagram take over of @autoeuropecarrentals. Be sure to follow their account as I make my way south in #Ireland! ...

#Belfast City Hall ...

Day 115 of #ThisLifeinDrinks - Cheers to you #Belfast and your really cool pubs! ...

The incredibly cool #Newgrange - a tomb just outside Dublin that is older than the pyramids.
Mind. Blown.
This was the 1st stop on my Ireland tour with @autoeuropecarrentals. Find me over on their Instagram account as I take over on this epic #EuropeanRoadTrip!
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So long #Dublin!

I'm off on a road trip to explore Ireland thanks to @autoeuropecarrentals! Come along as I take over their Instagram account and share pictures along the way!
#Ireland pros - Let's hear your suggestions! I'm looking for unique things to see/do/eat and drink! And Go!
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#Dublin Castle.
Had a great day walking the city with @PatLiddys Tours. Definitely recommend it for a locals insight and for covering a lot of ground.
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What a gorgeous day strolling the streets of #Belfast! From the amazing exhibits at Titanic Belfast to pints of @Guinness in a pub established in 1630, it was also an interesting day. I was even briefly on the BBC! (Find me on #SnapChat for more on that!) I am sad to leave but excited to continue this #EuropeanRoadTrip with @AutoEuropeCarRentals. Next up: A scenic coastal drive up to the Giant's Causeway!

Till then it's off to bed at the cozy Tara Lodge, a hotel with some of the friendliest staff in Europe and one helluva Irish Breakfast! ・・・ Photo #Repost by @autoeuropecarrentals - Follow me there as I tour Ireland by car!
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The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland, AKA The King’s Road from Game of Thrones, AKA a great detour on this @autoeuropecarrentals Ireland road trip.

The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland, AKA The King’s Road from Game of Thrones, AKA a great detour on this @autoeuropecarrentals Ireland road trip. ...

Day 114 of #ThisLifeinDrinks - Cheers from #Dublin! Within an hour of landing I have heard 3 U2 songs on the radio, passed 4 couples making out, and consumed 1 amazing Guinness.
I love this place.
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The Muckross House - #Killarney, #Ireland ...

The first time I went to Ireland I asked someone there to set me straight on “The Troubles” between British Loyalists/Protestant’s and the IRA/Catholics. The conversation left me even more confused so on my return to Belfast I decided to take a tour on the subject but once again, I was left scratching my head, especially at the “Peace Walls” still standing and still separating certain neighbours. How is this still a thing? Large walls and gates that lock at night to keep the peace...in 2017. Mind blown. ...


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My time Instagramming Ireland was made possible thanks to a partnership with Auto Europe Car Rentals and Tourism Ireland. As always, the experience, opinions, and Irish adventures were my own.


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